‘Fatal Four’ operation on A5 sees van seized and drivers caught on phones behind wheel

Mason Moore | Hinckley Reporter | 19 August 2021

A ‘FATAL FOUR’ operation was carried out today (19 August) on the A5 by the Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland Road Safety Partnership.

Police cars in the Watling Street car park (Image: Hinckley Police / Facebook)

The Road Safety Team were keeping an eye out for the ‘fatal four’, the four fatal incidents that are the main cause of deaths on the road – drink and drug driving, speeding, mobile phone use whilst driving, and not wearing a seat belt.

They parked up in between the Aldi supermarket and the Dodwells Service Station, on Watling Street on the A5.

‘A number’ of rule-breaking drivers were spotted by members of the Partnership, with most drivers who were caught either using their mobile phones whilst driving or not wearing their seatbelts.

A van was further seized throughout the operation and a Section 59 notice was issued to the rider of an E-scooter.

In a statement on social media, a spokesperson for Hinckley Police has reminded drivers to stay off their devices whilst driving.

It simply read: “Please belt up and keep off your phones.”

The Free Press have made contact with the Road Safety Partnership for comment, but have not yet heard back from them at the time of publication.

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